The Republican party of old completely lost their way because they started spending like a liberal would. That is why they were totally purged in 2008. Then we saw spending on steroids compliments of the Marxist Socialist Obama.
We (on the right) now hope and pray the repubs have learned their lesson as we give them back more power. If not then perhaps the tea party will become a third party.
Nobody is saying Obama was the start of over spending and poor fiscal policy. Although he is on course to run up as much or more deficit in 4 years than Bush did in 8.
What we are saying is Obama WILL BE the end of the over spending. Nothing more, nothing less.
Let's concentrate on what the problems are currently and not try to excuse poor leadership by the fact that "the other party was just as bad when they were in" Which is true.